He was born in Littlefield, Texas.
Waylon Jennings was a country music performer for over forty years beginning in the 1950s when he worked with fellow Texan performers such as Buddy Holly. His collaborations with Willie Nelson include such classics as "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys". Jennings was also known as the voice of the narrator on the television series The Dukes of Hazzard.
Jennings was married four times; the last and most successful marriage was to fellow country singer Jessi Colter.
Waylon Jennings died in Chandler, Arizona and is interred in the Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona.
See also: Popular Music/Performers